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#1 2006-09-21 10:41:09

vikassi
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Registered: 2006-09-21
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Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

Hi All,
For one of our client, we have used TikiWiki (a wiki application) to develop documentation. Now, the requirement is to generate PDF from wiki source. TikiWiki provides a feature to generate PDFs, but the quality of PDF documents that are generated from TikWiki is not good. The PDF generation feature is still in beta phase, and the TikiWiki development community is working to enhance it.

I am looking out for various options (although I am not sure if these are feasible ones), such as:
- Converting wiki source to DocBook format, which can be converted to PDFs
- Exporting wiki source to OpenOffice and then using OpenOffice to create PDFs
- Using a third-party open source plug-in to directly convert wiki source to PDFs

There may be some more ideas that are not coming to my mind as of now.

Please let me know if there is anyway we can develop PDFs from TikiWiki. Our client is open for any plug-in, if it has GPL. Also, if it is not possible with TikiWiki, please suggest me any other wiki application that can convert the wiki source into PDFs with professional look and feel.

Thanks,
Vikas

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#2 2006-09-21 11:39:47

raphaelbossek
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Re: Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

For MoinMoin there is a action plugin which uses HTMLDOC (http://www.htmldoc.org). Take a look at http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/ActionMarket/PdfAction You are also able to test the result before installation.

It's in Python of course big_smile

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#3 2007-12-21 15:02:59

marclaporte
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Re: Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

Can't you use your browser to produce PDF?
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

M ;-))

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#4 2009-06-05 13:30:33

MuseOfLife
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Re: Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

My friend recommend me to use this Free PDF Creator. I’m totally satisfied with it.

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#5 2009-06-10 18:28:49

SamePageTeam
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From: California
Registered: 2007-02-07
Posts: 194
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Re: Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

Hello Vikas,

In SamePage, any page can be easily exported to a PDF file by the simply click of a button - no need to tinker around with multiple imports/exports etc.

Do create a trial account and check it out: http://samepage.spwiki.com

Cheers,

SamePage Team


Disclaimer: I am representing SamePage on this Forum

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#6 2009-06-19 15:20:19

telepark
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Registered: 2007-01-19
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Re: Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

Hi,

aren't you looking for something more sophisticated?

I mean, to generate a PDF not only from one page but from all subpages as well, with automatic generation of page numbers, Table of Contents, and Chapters / Subchapters by hierarchy, with formatting?

Patrick Thomas
http://www.telepark.com
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Try telepark.wiki for Collaborative Project Management, free download.

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#7 2009-06-19 15:22:46

telepark
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Re: Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

PS: telepark.wiki does *not* (yet) do that, not to confuse anybody.

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#8 2009-09-23 07:57:59

I-Man
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From: Australia
Registered: 2009-09-23
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Re: Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

That is defiantly what I am after.

  I am looking at implementing a wiki of some form (Tiki seems the best at this stage) that will allow us to manage documentation for our web based application for managing a mobile trade service business [shameless plug]www.i-man.com.au[/shameless plug].
  I want to integrate our current documentation, knowledge base and FAQ into a wiki & forum as the documentation is constantly evolving.  We will however still need to provide some way of providing a PDF containing the entire documentation with ToC and page numbering.  This doesn't have to be done on the fly but maybe updated once a week.

Single page PDF is easy, we offer it in our own product, multi-page with ToC is another matter and I've not seen anything yet that does what we need.

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#9 2009-09-23 08:23:55

telepark
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Registered: 2007-01-19
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Re: Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

Multipage PDF generation with TOC: does it have to be a standard wiki feature or would you consider having it developed for you as an extension to an existing wiki engine?

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#10 2009-09-23 08:44:41

I-Man
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Re: Generating PDFs from a Wiki Application

Well since I'm not locked in to any wiki yet I really don't care either way.

  Thinking on it now, it'd probably be more of a "be nice if we could" feature rather than a "must have" feature.

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